Gulf Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech

Item Name: Gulf Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech
Author(s): Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, Australia
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006S43
ISBN: 1-58563-400-X
ISLRN: 860-289-087-911-2
Release Date: September 19, 2006
Member Year(s): 2006
DCMI Type(s): Sound
Sample Type: alaw
Sample Rate: 8000
Data Source(s): telephone conversations
Application(s): spoken dialogue systems, spoken dialogue modeling, speech recognition, speaker identification
Language(s): Gulf Arabic
Language ID(s): afb
License(s): LDC User Agreement for Non-Members
Online Documentation: LDC2006S43 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Appen Pty Ltd, Sydney, and Australia. Gulf Arabic Conversational Telephone Speech LDC2006S43. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2006.
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This database contains 975 Gulf Arabic speakers taking part in spontaneous telephone conversations in Colloquial Gulf Arabic. A total of 976 conversation sides are provided (one speaker appears on two distinct calls). The average duration per side is about 5.7 minutes.

This corpus was collected and transcribed in 2004 by Appen Pty Ltd (Appen), Sydney, Australia.


The single-channel files represent just one side of a normal conversation. The "devtest" set represents a relatively balanced (representative) sample drawn from the total pool of collected calls, based on a test-set selection process applied by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and based on demographic, phone and audit information as provided by Appen.


For an example of the data contained in this corpus, please listen to this audio sample(wav).

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